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Helen Wing

Professor
Department(s): Life Sciences
Office: WHI 307
Mail Code: 4004
Phone: 702-895-5382
Fax: 702-895-3956
Email: helen.wing@unlv.edu

Biography

My team primarily studies the biology and pathogenesis of Shigella flexneri, a gram-negative intracellular bacterial pathogen that causes dysentery in humans. It is estimated that Shigella spp. cause approx. 1 million deaths in the world every year. Symptoms of Shigellosis include fever, stomach cramps and bloody diarrhea. Our research focuses on bacterial proteins that cause this disease, mechanisms of virulence gene expression and the environmental cues encountered in the human host that trigger Shigella virulence gene expression.

Expertise

Bacterial Pathogenesis, Bacterial Gene Regulation, Antimicrobial Compounds, Bacterial Genetics

Degrees

Ph.D. University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, United Kingdom

Additional Information

WHI Lab Location: 319